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Parting Glances (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Romance | 19 February 1986 (USA)
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As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Sherwood

Writer:

Bill Sherwood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Ganoung Richard Ganoung ... Michael
John Bolger ... Robert
Steve Buscemi ... Nick
Adam Nathan Adam Nathan ... Peter
Kathy Kinney ... Joan
Patrick Tull ... Cecil
Yolande Bavan Yolande Bavan ... Betty
Andre Morgan Andre Morgan ... Terry
Richard Wall Richard Wall ... Douglas
Jim Selfe Jim Selfe ... Douglas's Sidekick
Kristin Moneagle Kristin Moneagle ... Sarah
John Siemens John Siemens ... Dave
Bob Koherr ... Sam (as Bob Kohrherr)
Theodore Ganger Theodore Ganger ... Klaus
Nada Nada ... Liselotte
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As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing with their circle of eccentric friends, including Nick, who is living with AIDS. Written by Travis Spence <00tdspence@bsuvc.bsu.edu>

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Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Film debut of Kathy Kinney. See more »

Quotes

Michael: What I think will really help is if I get a word processor.
Dave: Ah, yes, a venerable instrument.
Michael: Kind of speed up the 'ol writing. What do you recommend?
Dave: Well, I know a dealer out in Queens. IBM, with everything... $4,000, includes the printer.
Michael: No. Less. Less. Mucho less.
Dave: Wait a few years till the prices come down?
Michael: I don't wanna wait.
Dave: You know what I suggest?
Michael: Yeah?
Dave: Just write.
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006) See more »

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Smalltown Boy
Written by Jimmy Somerville, Larry Steinbachek, Steve Bronski
Performed by Bronski Beat
Courtesy of London Records
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A hypnotic slice of life with pure heart
18 May 2003 | by mattrettSee all my reviews

Despite its scruffy edges (or maybe because of them), this little

movie has so much personal vision and heart and insight---it truly

brings characters alive who stay with you over the years. It's very

heart-tugging without being mawkish. Steve Buscemi is absolutely

brilliant in it---he's so good ti sometimes dwarfs the scenes in

which he is not present, and yet when he does scenes with

another actor, that actor is always much better alongside him. The

film is not a polished Hollywood production, so don't expect it to

look like a million bucks. But what it lacks in that area it more than

makes up for with honesty, wit and humor. I absolutely love this

movie and recommend it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Polish

Release Date:

19 February 1986 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,232, 23 February 1986

Gross USA:

$537,681
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rondo Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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